On Tuesday, 24 July, reports reached the press that the singer and actress, Demi Lovato, had been hospitalized after an apparent overdose at her home. Media outlets have been flooded with speculation about the singer’s condition and the cause of her immediate hospitalization. Lovato has long been outright about her personal battles with drugs and alcohol. Her history has led many to believe that the star needed critical medical attention following an intentional heroin overdose, but such rumors have been denied by Lovato’s representatives.
“Demi is awake and with her family, who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” said a statement from Lovato’s representative. “Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”
In the hours after news of her condition broke, fans of the singer took to social media platforms with the hashtag, #HowDemiHasHelpedMe to share stories of how she and her music have helped them with their own personal struggles. Two sources close to Lovato told CNN that she is being well taken care of and is surrounded by her family, close friends and her former boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama. A source with knowledge of the matter also told the news channel that the singer will seek drug abuse treatment following her release from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We, at Absolutely Connected, are sending all the best to the young star.